Papunya Tula, NT
Pat Corrigan Collection, NSW
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Papunya Tula, NT
This painting depicts the rocky hills surrounding the rockhole site of Wala Wala, west of the Kiwirrkura Community. The eagle Dreaming is associated with this site. In mythological times one eagle caught a kangaroo here and then travelled from Wala Wala to Patja rockhole, south of Jupiter Well. This mythology forms part of the Tingari Cycle.
The Tingari Cycle is a secret song cycle sacred to initiated men. The Tingari are Dreamtime Beings who travelled across the landscape performing ceremonies to create and shape the country associated with Dreaming sites.
The Tingari ancestors gathered at these sites for Maliera (initiation) ceremonies. The sites take the form of, and are located at, significant rockholes, sand hills, sacred mountains and water soakages in the western desert.
Tingari may be poetically interpreted as song-line paintings relating to the songs (of the people) and creation stories (of places) in Pintupi mythology.Share